The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 20

Showdown with Rance McGrew

Aired Unknown Feb 02, 1962 on CBS

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  • Television actor Rance McGrew is a man who proves impossible to deal with on the set of the Western themed television show of which he is the star. One day while filming a scene, he receives a rude awakening when he is transported to the Old West.

    While bad episodes of "The Twilight Zone" are very rare, this is definitely one of them. I believe this episode ranks along with another third season episode titled "A Piano in the House," as one of the worst of the series. The episode is poorly written. Jesse James is angry with McGrew because of the inaccurate portrayals on the show. Yet the "true" portrayals as seen in this episode are even worse in my opinion. The scene at the end revealing Jesse James to be McGrew's agent is just ridiculous. McGrew claims never to have had an agent! Terrible episode.